IEA quoted in City AM

The IEA has been quoted in an article regarding Lord Deben's Climate Change Committee. The IEA highlighted the Committee's lack of political accountability when it comes to providing advice to the government on environmental policy. Read the full article here.... Continue reading
UK CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE IN URGENT NEED OF REFORM, SAYS NEW RESEARCH The Climate Change Committee (CCC) was established as an ‘independent’ advisory body. It has morphed into a pressure group with an active media profile, but without proper political accountability. The CCC’s projections are widely relied on by the government and private sector, yet their economic ... Continue reading

Andy Mayer writes for The Telegraph

Writing for the Telegraph, IEA Chief Operating Officer Andy Mayer, commented on the Duchy of Cornwall's plan to build a low-carbon village in Kent. Andy argued that the plan exemplified the power of private entrepreneurship, over centralised state planning. Andy said: "Whatever you may think of net zero dogma, it is refreshing to see passionate ... Continue reading

Andy Mayer quoted in the Express Online

The government announced this week that it will offer 90,000 households in England and Wales grants of £5,000 to help them replace old gas boilers with low carbon heat pumps. Quoted in the Express Online, IEA Chief Operating Officer Andy Mayer argued that the plan is "essentially a woke welfare scheme for the wealthy".  He ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, has written for The Times reacting to Prince William's comments that billionaires such as Jeff Bezos should focus their attention on climate change, as opposed to space travel. Mark observes that space travel, while currently a niche, has vast environmental and financial potential. "Some believe that the space ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer writes for CapX

In an op-ed for CapX, IEA Chief Operating Officer, Andy Mayer, argued that the UK cannot implement net zero policies and also have secure and affordable energy, saying government policy is to blame for crippling energy costs. Andy argued: "The pattern is always the same, the Prime Minister or another part of government gets an ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Andy Mayer quoted in City AM

IEA Chief Operating Officer, Andy Mayer, responded to reports that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce that all electricity will be powered by green renewable energy by 2035. Andy was quoted in City AM saying that "Unless Boris Johnson has a credible plan for fossil fuel back-up on the days the wind isn’t ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Annabel Denham, IEA Director of Communications, has discussed the ensuing energy crisis in her Spectator column. Annabel argued that a combination of policy failures, from the energy price cap, limits on immigration and over reliance on wind power has left consumers with a fuel shortage and failing energy companies. Annabel suggested that free marketeers have ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

In an op-ed for The Critic, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics argued raising prices at the pumps would deter consumers from panic buying. Christopher suggested that allowing market prises to reflect the fall in supply and increase in demand would make "the frivolous panic-buyer... bear the cost of his irrationality". Although a price increase would ... Continue reading

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

In her weekly Spectator column, IEA Director of Communications, Annabel Denham, suggested the current energy crisis is a result of the government's "muddled energy and climate change policy". A shortage in the supply of gas, in conjunction with state imposed price caps and green levies, has caused unhedged companies to go bust. This has led ... Continue reading